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Journal article

Modern structure of the higher architectural and construction education

The analysis of higher education in the sphere of sustainable development shows that there is a need to include the concept of sustainable and practical design thinking at all levels. Starting from ideological level (stability as conceptual and ethical justification of architecture), methodological level (the...
Book

Regeneration of the built environment from a circular economy perspective

This open access book explores the strategic importance and advantages of adopting multidisciplinary and multiscalar approaches of inquiry and intervention with respect to the built environment, based on principles of sustainability and circular economy strategies. The book offers a rich selection of conceptual, empirical, methodological...
Conference paper

Lean, automation and modularization in construction

The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry lags behind the manufacturing industry, both in terms of innovation and productivity, mainly due to its heterogeneous, fragmented nature and the uniqueness of its projects. This paper analyzes three effective processes and technologies which are carrying out great...
Conference paper

A case study on improving standardization in the conception phase by developing tools and protocols

This paper presents an action research approach to develop and implement a framework to help in creating an improved visual mapping of the information flows between the departments of an architectural firm. The aim is to use the principles of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) from...
Conference paper

Toward lean management for digital fabrication: a review of the shared practices of lean, DFMA and DFAB

Digital Fabrication (dfab) is emerging as a new technical and computational approach for the architecture and construction industry. Lean construction management and design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) offer two potential strategies for managing dfab.
Conference paper

Planning the BIM process in AEC projects

The architectural, engineering and construction industry (AEC Industry) needs to focus on the early design phases. The use of Lean Design Management and Building Information Model (BIM) can be used together for reducing uncertainty and improve communication.
Conference paper

Exploring interdisciplinary collaboration in the detailed design phase of construction projects

Theoretically, collaboration has been studied from a variety of perspectives grouped into normative and practice-based approaches that have enhanced the research field at the inter-organisational macro-level, but there is no consensus on a framework to measure collaboration empirically in the field. Therefore, the aim of...
Journal article

Insights into architects’ future roles in off-site construction

Off-Site Manufacture and Construction (OSCM) is at the heart of the modern construction industry. This paper explores the traditional thinking patterns of architects in China and predicts possible future roles for them. We foresee a study approach that focuses on the order and rules for...
Journal article

Anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric values as the basis of the new sustainable paradigm in architecture

The economics and social items related to architecture are showing that the environmental conscience must be spread not only to market and economical diplomacy, but to education, participation, and ethics too. The approach then, is finally global, holistic and focused on values.
Journal article

Delivering green buildings: Process improvements for sustainable construction

The demand for high performance 'green' or 'sustainable' buildings is rapidly becoming the most significant trend in the building industry. As the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry develops the strategies and technologies for these projects, an increased emphasis must be placed on the processes...